Cal Dietz is the Head Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Minnesota. He has been with Minnesota since 2000. Before that, Cal served as the strength coordinator at the University of Findlay in Ohio, where he oversaw 26 men’s and women’s sports. Coach Dietz has consulted with various professional sports, including the NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB. He has also worked with various Olympic and world champions. Cal is a sought-after presenter, and he has co-authored the top-selling book, Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance.
Coach Dietz is a native of Shelby, Ohio. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Findlay, as well as a master’s in kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Dietz was an outstanding college athlete, winning three national championships in two different sports (football and wrestling). He was inducted into the Findlay Hall of Fame in 2005.
Cal Dietz is well-known for backing up his training methods with data, and he goes into many of his most recent methods and concepts during the podcast. He gives us an insightful look into his triphasic method, particularly the use of supramaximal training to improve athletes at a cellular level.
In this podcast, Coach Dietz discusses with Joel:
- Supramaximal training to make the tissue more resilient and stronger.
- When to use triphasic training in-season.
- His process for refining his methodology over the years.
- How 1×20 training can be used within the triphasic framework.
- How he employed Reflective Performance Reset within his program.
- French contrast and potentiation clusters.
You can find Cal’s website here.
Podcast total run time is 40:51.
Keywords: triphasic, French contrast, RPR, supramaximal training